A Day of Dolphin Delights

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Dolphin Watching – Things to do on holidays in Inverness A Bottlenose dolphin diving out of a wave

Holidays in Inverness are a fantastic break away for you and your family. With plenty of things to do in Inverness and the surrounding area, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to entertaining yourself and your family. One of the must see and do activities while you are here is to go dolphin watching.

There are a few ways for you to get a sneak peak at these beautiful, friendly and mystical creatures.

Chanonry Point

Chanonry Point is the best place for you to see Bottlenose dolphins. Situated between Fortrose and Rosiemarkie on the Black Isle, with superb views across the Moray Forth to Fort George, you and fellow dolphin watchers and sure not to miss a siting. The best time to see dolphins is when the tides turns, about one hour after low tide. At this point the dolphins start to chase fish up the peninsula and if you are lucky enough to see one of these fine, finned fellows you are likely to be only a matter of meters from them as they feast on their dinner! You can check out Inverness tide times here to see when the tides are turning so you can plan your adventure and get the camera at the ready!

Phoenix Boat Trips

Phoenix Boat Trips is a great and exciting way to see the dolphins. This is for the more adventurous who have no fear of water and speed! Here you will depart from Inverness Marina and in a high speed, jet propelled ex-Navy open boat and head down the stunning Inverness Firth to Chanonry Point. This is where the tour begins and hopefully you get to see not only Bottlenosed dolphins, but seals and many sea birds that coast the cliffs of the Black Isle. The tour lasts 2 hours and is a day out that you will never forget.

Two Bottlenose dolphins diving out of waterScottish Dolphin Centre

If you don’t mind a drive you can pack yourself and your family into the car and head to the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Fochabers, Moray. It is around an hour and a half drive from Achnagairn Estate and is well worth a visit. Here you there is plenty of things to see and do. There are hourly land walks and tours every day between 11am-5pm, where you can go dolphin spotting. Or you can choose to do a dry dive and head under historic stone arches and enter the under water world of dolphins. This thrilling audio- visual guide takes you on a tour where you get to see the world from the eye of a dolphin! There is much more to see and do here too with wildlife wanders, a café, an interactive exhibition and the UK’s biggest Icehouse

So if you planning on spending your holidays in Inverness this definitely is something to add to your list of things to do in Inverness. If you would like more information on this or any things to do in Inverness or you are looking for luxury accommodation in Inverness then please get in touch and we will be delighted to help.

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